Media Relations

Metro's Media Relations Office is the official point of contact for reporters and members of the news media as they interact with Metro. To reach a member of the Media Relations staff, please call 202-962-1051.

Interview Requests

All requests for interviews with Metro employees should be made to the Media Relations Office by calling

Breaking News

We share information regarding serious incidents with the media as soon as possible. We will do our best to provide you with updates as more information becomes available to us. We encourage you to follow our Twitter feeds for information:

@wmata - General information about Metro
@metrorailinfo - Service updates for rail
@metrobusinfo - Service updates for bus
@metrotransitpd - Information from Metro Transit Police


In the event of a serious incident, members of the news media can reach us by calling 202-962-1051. Regular business hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays, excluding holidays. To reach an on-call spokesperson after hours regarding breaking news matters only simply leave a voicemail.

Public Meetings

We welcome you to cover any meeting of our Board of Directors or Board Committees that are open to the public. You may film and/or record these meetings, and we'll be happy to assist you with placement of cameras and microphones as needed.

Non-Commercial Filming/Photography on Metro Property

Non-commercial filming is permitted at most Metro stations. It is important to remember that the primary role of WMATA is to move people, and that our customers come first. We will work with you to determine a time when the impact on the public is minimal. Please notify Media Relations prior to filming by calling 202-962-1051.

Information about Commercial Filming on Metro Property

Additional Resources